Copying disabled when server down

My server computer crashed and so my shared databases lost their server connection. (Incidentally, although I have restart server enabled and Pan starts automatically on starting, restarting the computer and Pan does not restart the server. I had to start it manually.) I found that although the disconnected DBs start fine and can be searched on a client computer even though disconnected from the server, I cannot copy the contents of any field on the disconnected DB. Is this a bug or a feature?

I cannot duplicate this. I intentionally opened a shared database without launching the server and I was able to copy data from the data sheet just fine.

It sounds like you have set up Panorama X as a start up item, when you should set up Panorama X Server as a startup item.